- Clips (5)Latest ClipRob Halford on metal roots
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- Rob Halford on metal rootshttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02c8b7c.jpg2011-03-30T23:00:31ZAs part of BBC Four's Heavy Metal Britannia, Rob Halford takes us back to his childhood in the industrial north where heavy metal was born.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/6b335658-22c8-485d-93de-0bc29a1d0349?clipfocus=p00g1cm4Selected ClipSelected ClipVideo 1 min
Rob Halford on metal roots
- Rob Halford on the thrill of performinghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02c8b6x.jpg2011-03-30T23:00:19ZAs part of BBC Four's Heavy Metal Britannia, Rob Halford talks about how his love of singing heavy metal all began.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/6b335658-22c8-485d-93de-0bc29a1d0349?clipfocus=p00g1bz4Selected ClipSelected ClipVideo 3 mins
Rob Halford on the thrill of performing
- Rob Halford on performing with Judas Priesthttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02c7x6n.jpg2011-03-07T00:00:00ZJudas Priest's Rob Halford talks about striking a balance between being a metal god with everyday life. This clip was featured in BBC Four's Heavy Metal Britannia documentary in 2010.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/6b335658-22c8-485d-93de-0bc29a1d0349?clipfocus=p00fj12nSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 1 min
Rob Halford on performing with Judas Priest
- Daniel P Carter talks to Judas Priesthttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02c0212.jpg2010-11-16T00:00:00ZRob & Glenn from Metal legends Judas Priest speak to DPC about the 30th anniversary of the genre defining album ‘British Steel’.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/6b335658-22c8-485d-93de-0bc29a1d0349?clipfocus=p00c6jw6Selected ClipSelected ClipAudio 9 mins
Daniel P Carter talks to Judas Priest
- If this band makes it, I'll commit suicidehttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02bkcx0.jpg2010-02-26T00:00:00ZGeezer Butler and Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath), Rob Halford and Glenn Tipton (Judas Priest), Mick Box (Uriah Heep) and Malcolm Dome (Journalist) talk about how British Heavy Metal has always had a rough ride in the UK music press, despite it's huge success with fans, a record buying public and overseas adoration.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/6b335658-22c8-485d-93de-0bc29a1d0349?clipfocus=p006mz7vSelected ClipSelected ClipVideo 5 mins
If this band makes it, I'll commit suicide
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Judas Priest are a British heavy metal band formed in Birmingham, England in 1970. The band has sold over 45 million albums to date. MTV ranked them the second "Greatest Metal Band" of all time.
Despite an innovative and pioneering body of work in the latter half of the 1970s, the band struggled with indifferently-produced records, repeated changes of drummer and a lack of major commercial success or attention until 1980 when they adopted a more simplified sound on the album British Steel, which helped shoot them to rock superstar status. In 1989, they were named as defendants in an unsuccessful lawsuit alleging that subliminal messages on their albums had caused the suicide attempts of two young men.
The band's membership has seen much turnover, including a revolving cast of drummers in the 1970s, and the temporary departure of singer Rob Halford in the early 1990s. The current line-up consists of lead vocalist Rob Halford, guitarists Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner, bassist Ian Hill, and drummer Scott Travis. The band's best-selling album is 1982's Screaming for Vengeance featuring their most commercially successful line-up, featuring Halford, Tipton, Hill, K. K. Downing (guitar), and Dave Holland (drums).